Osborne Mills has broad experience in all aspects of corporate and real estate lending, loan workouts, debtor-creditor issues and real estate law. He has extensive experience in representing a variety of financial institutions and borrowers in both syndicated and bilateral credit facilities and mortgage loans, asset-based and other secured and unsecured loan transactions, hospitality loan facilities, complex debt and mortgage financings, loan restructurings, workouts, mezzanine debt transactions, venture capital transactions and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as representing purchasers, sellers, lessors and lessees in multifamily, commercial and industrial real estate transactions.

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    • Representing the lead arranger and agent in a US$400 million syndicated revolving credit facility (with an accordion option for an additional US$100 million) for a US-based insurance holding company.
    • Representing a publicly held multinational borrower in the US$2.6 billion financing for its acquisition of another publicly held multinational chemical company including a US$1.65 billion senior secured revolving and term loan facility.
    • Representing the lead arranger and agent of a syndicated US$305 million mortgage-secured credit facility for a nationally recognized owner/operator of hotel properties, secured by a portfolio of hotels and resorts.
    • Representing a publicly held borrower in the bridge financing (US$1.895 billion) and syndicated multicurrency permanent financing (US$2.09 billion) in connection with its acquisition of US and non-US amusement park assets, with real property security situated throughout the United States and in Canada.
    • Representing a publicly held real estate investment trust in its revolving credit and term loan facilities aggregating US$488 million, secured by 36 apartment properties located in six states.
    • Representing the lead arranger and agent in syndicated senior secured revolving credit and term loan facilities aggregating US$210 million (with an accordion option for an additional US$50 million) for an auto parts and accessories distributor, secured by both US and Canadian collateral.
    • Representing the lead arranger and agent in a syndicated multicurrency revolving credit facility aggregating US$280 million (with an accordion option for an additional US$50 million) for a US-based manufacturing group with non-US subsidiaries.
    • Representing a non-US energy producer, as borrower, in a syndicated mortgage-secured construction and permanent financing for its construction and operation of two ethanol plants, consisting of term and revolving loan facilities in the aggregate amount of US$300 million.
    • Representing the lead arranger and agent in syndicated senior secured multicurrency revolving credit and term loan facilities aggregating US$180 million for an international manufacturing group, involving both US and non-US collateral and intercreditor arrangements with simultaneously issued subordinated notes.
    • Representing a publicly traded foreign food products manufacturer in its syndicated US$280 million asset based revolving credit and term loan facility to finance its acquisition of a US juice manufacturer.
    • Representing a nationwide bank in related-borrower loans aggregating US$96 million secured by hotel properties in four states.
    • Representing the lead arranger and agent in a syndicated revolving credit facility aggregating US$175 million (with an accordion option for an additional US$75 million) for a manufacturer.

    Education

    • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1975
    • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1969

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 1975

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, and Real Estate Section
    • Instructor for “Modern Real Estate Transactions” at Case Western Reserve University for six years
    • Speaker at various legal education seminars sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Recognized in Chambers USA since 2004 for Banking & Finance in Ohio
    • Named The Best Lawyers in America 2011 and 2018 Cleveland Banking Lawyer of the Year
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995
    • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers and Inside Business Leading Lawyers 
    • Recognized in 2006 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and 2007 Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America
    • Recognized by the Chicago chapter of the Turnaround Management Association for his role as counsel to the recipient of its Turnaround of the Year award, 2011

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